《Hearts & Crafts @ Hermes》

Celebrating this year's annual theme of “Contemporary artisan since 1837”, Hermès is delighted to present “Hearts and Crafts”, a film directed in 2011 by Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat. This documentary pays homage to the artisans of the numerous Hermès métiers. Setting off to discover the ateliers, the film's directors shine a light on the men and women who bring the Parisian house's objects to life. In the four corners of France, from Paris to the Ardennes, from the Lyonnais to Lorraine, they have opened the doors of the house's workshops to lift the veil on those who master the gestures and the savoir-faire of the saddler, the leather craftsperson, the crystal and glassmaker, the jeweller…Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat and Frédéric Laffont have captured the sounds of leather and crystal, the song of silk and metal, the words of the men and women and also their silences. In their cinematic testimonial they have brought together these sparks of life, enthusiasm, pride and passion, as each craftsperson assembles a handbag or a piece of jewellery. Step by step. Meticulously. With passion and respect, in the quest for excellence.  

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